Kings celebrates best ever rugby call-up

The King’s School in Macclesfield has had its best ever call up for representative rugby with an astonishing 29 players from under-13 to under-18 selected by Cheshire and the District.

Powerful under-18 centre Dan Greer, from Alderley Edge, has been selected for the national Elite Player Pathway, for the North of England, for the Sale Sharks’ Elite Player Development Group and for Cheshire.

Also selected for the North, for Sale Sharks EPDG and Cheshire is under-16 Harry Blackwell from Kettleshulme.

The three others to make the Sale Sharks training group as well as Cheshire county are Archie Thorneycroft and Will Hodgson from Macclesfield and Matt Peakman from Tideswell, Derbyshire.

Those selected for Cheshire at under-18 level are: Dan Percival, Mike Parker, Archie Thorneycroft, Joe Hale, Matt Stubbs and Oscar Kenny. Selected for Cheshire at under-16 is Jacob Percival. At under-15 making the county squad are Simon Ridgway, Sam Worthington and Jamie Dunkerley.

Selected for the under-14 District squad are: Will Peakman, Tom Blackwell, Owen Jones, Olly Stevenson, Teddy Leatherbarrow and Cameron Redpath.

Selected for the District at under-13 are: Angus Fiennes, Archie Phillips, Harry Wheeton, Richard Griffiths, Will Davies, Sion Davenport, Oscar Johnson, Sam Higginson and Sam Crosby.

Head of rugby, Guy Mason said: “Reaching the quarter-final of The Daily Mail Cup last season has definitely inspired out young men and it has also helped to attract even more rugby playing families into the school.

“We have an experienced, skilled and dedicated team of coaches at all age levels and very positve relationships with our leading local clubs, in particular Macclesfield and Sale Sharks, which is all helping to drive up standards.”

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